About: One of Georgia's oldest and most popular state parks, Vogel is located at the base of Blood Mountain in the Chattahoochee National Forest. Driving from the south, visitors pass through Neel Gap, a beautiful mountain pass near Brasstown Bald, the highest point in Georgia. Vogel is particularly popular during the fall when the Blue Ridge Mountains transform into a rolling blanket of red, yellow and gold leaves. Hikers can choose from a variety of trails, including the popular four-mile Bear Hair Gap loop, an easy one-mile lake loop, and the challenging 13-mile Coosa Backcountry Trail. Cottages, campsites and primitive backpacking sites provide a range of overnight accommodations. The park’s 22-acre lake is open to non-motorized boats. During summer, visitors can cool off at the scenic lakeside beach.
103 Tent, Trailer, RV Campsites -- some sections close during winter
18 Walk-in Campsites
Cottages #5, #6 and #30 are dog friendly
4 Picnic Shelters
Group Shelter (seats 75)
Primitive Backpacking Campsites
Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) Museum
Hiking and Backpacking – 17 miles of trails, Appalachian Trail nearby
Lake Swimming (seasonal)
Pedal Boat Rental (seasonal)
Directions: Located 11 miles south of Blairsville via U.S. Hwy. 19/129.
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